Mother of All Clean Ups 2024 – New Brighton Beach Station | Sustainable Coastlines

Event details

Sat
11
May 2024

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Camera!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station.

Please read the event instructions and REGISTER below:

On Saturday, 11 May 2024, we’re running a public clean-up at New Brighton Beach as part of The Mother of All Clean-Ups!

Held on the eve of Mother’s Day, this annual event aims to raise awareness of litter in our awa and moana with approx. 200 km of riverbank and estuary edge, Lyttelton Harbour Basin, and beach areas being cleaned up in a single morning.

We are stoked to be running the beach clean station again this year at New Brighton. We will be sending volunteers to clean up different spots along the beach from Southshore Spit to north of the Pier. We will also be running a Litter Intelligence survey & audit, so we can capture data on what items are found on this coastline.

All equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and health and safety documents.

Timing

  • 9:00am – Event sign-in begins at home base – outside New Brighton Library
  • 9:15am – General welcome and Mother of All Clean Ups event intro
  • 9:20am – Litter Intelligence presentation and H&S briefing
  • 9:45am – Clean-up instructions and equipment hand-out
  • 10:00am – Clean-up begins
  • 11:30pm – Clean up finishes
  • 12:00pm – Celebration at home base with Phoenix drinks!

Any questions – contact Briar on [email protected]

Sat
23
Nov 2024

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station
  • Refreshments

Sustainable Coastlines and the Litter Intelligence Programme are excited to be collaborating with Christchurch Envirokids to bring you a free, Saturday event for tamariki.

Envirokids is a free programme that focuses on connecting kiwi kids to our environmental community. For kids interested in all things environmental, the Envirokids programme provides a chance to join a range of activities, meet other Envirokids, and most of all, have fun doing it!

Join us on Saturday 23rd of November from 10:00am to 14:00pm for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at Sumner Beach – Cave Rock end.

This open event in Ōtautahi Christchurch is an opportunity to change hearts, minds and behaviors around litter pollution, giving young people an opportunity to collect data and take action towards a cleaner coastline.

The event is free however we do ask you to PLEASE REGISTER so we know numbers. Spaces are limited.

The age range for this event is 5-13 years. An adult chaperone must be present for the duration of the event.

Please register via the registration link below

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents and equipment.

Any questions – contact Briar (Sustainable Coastlines) on [email protected]

Kate Gislason (Christchurch Envirokids) [email protected]

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Sat
27
Jul 2024

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station
  • Refreshments

Sustainable Coastlines and the Litter Intelligence Programme are excited to be collaborating with Christchurch Envirokids to bring you a free, Saturday event for tamariki.

Envirokids is a free programme that focuses on connecting kiwi kids to our environmental community. For kids interested in all things environmental, the Envirokids programme provides a chance to join a range of activities, meet other Envirokids, and most of all, have fun doing it!

Join us on Saturday 27th of July from 10:00am to 14:00pm for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at Sumner Beach – Cave Rock end.

This open event in Ōtautahi Christchurch is an opportunity to change hearts, minds and behaviors around litter pollution, giving young people an opportunity to collect data and take action towards a cleaner coastline.

The event is free however we do ask you to PLEASE REGISTER so we know numbers. Spaces are limited.

The age range for this event is 5-13 years. An adult chaperone must be present for the duration of the event.

Please register via the registration link below

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents and equipment.

Any questions – contact Briar (Sustainable Coastlines) on [email protected]

Kate Gislason (Christchurch Envirokids) [email protected]

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Covid safety at our events

At all events, the safety and well-being of our people, their whānau and the wider community is our top priority. We run our events in line with the current government regulations.

Event details

Thu
25
Jan 2024

Remember to bring:

  • Casual Comfortable Clothes
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Camera!

We will provide: 

  • Lunch
  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us 25th January from 10:00am at the Southland Community Nursery for an introduction to Litter Intelligence and a beach clean-up. Come along to learn how to set up and run a survey, sort, and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform.

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event. The equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and health and safety briefing.

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

Any questions, email [email protected]

Please register your attendance on the form below.

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Event details

Sat
25
Nov 2023

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Camera!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station.

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us Saturday 25th November from 10:30am at Westhaven Beach in Westhaven Marina for Litter Intelligence and a beach clean up. Come along to learn how to set up and run a survey, sort, and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform.

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event. The equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and health and safety briefing.

You can come for the entire event or drop in when you can to do your bit to prevent plastics and other litter from polluting our coastlines.

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

Any questions, email [email protected]

 

Please register your attendance on the form below.

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

 

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Sat
27
Apr 2024

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station
  • Refreshments

Sustainable Coastlines and the Litter Intelligence Programme are excited to be collaborating with Christchurch Envirokids to bring you a free, Saturday event for tamariki.

Envirokids is a free programme that focuses on connecting kiwi kids to our environmental community. For kids interested in all things environmental, the Envirokids programme provides a chance to join a range of activities, meet other Envirokids, and most of all, have fun doing it!

Join us on Saturday 27th of April from 10:00am to 14:00pm for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at Sumner Beach – Cave Rock end.

This open event in Ōtautahi Christchurch is an opportunity to change hearts, minds and behaviors around litter pollution, giving young people an opportunity to collect data and take action towards a cleaner coastline.

The event is free however we do ask you to PLEASE REGISTER so we know numbers. Spaces are limited.

The age range for this event is 5-13 years. An adult chaperone must be present for the duration of the event.

Please register via the registration link below

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents and equipment.

Any questions – contact Briar (Sustainable Coastlines) on [email protected]

Kate Gislason (Christchurch Envirokids) [email protected]

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Sat
27
Jan 2024

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Pack Lunch – single use plastic free please!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station
  • Refreshments

Sustainable Coastlines and the Litter Intelligence Programme are excited to be collaborating with Christchurch Envirokids to bring you a free, Saturday event for tamariki.

Envirokids is a free programme that focuses on connecting kiwi kids to our environmental community. For kids interested in all things environmental, the Envirokids programme provides a chance to join a range of activities, meet other Envirokids, and most of all, have fun doing it!

Join us on Saturday 27th of January from 10:00am to 14:00pm for a Litter Intelligence  survey and audit at Sumner Beach – Cave Rock end.

This open event in Ōtautahi Christchurch is an opportunity to change hearts, minds and behaviors around litter pollution, giving young people an opportunity to collect data and take action towards a cleaner coastline.

The event is free however we do ask you to PLEASE REGISTER so we know numbers. Spaces are limited.

The age range for this event is 5-13 years. An adult chaperone must be present for the duration of the event.

Please register via the registration link below

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents and equipment.

Any questions – contact Briar (Sustainable Coastlines) on [email protected]

Kate Gislason (Christchurch Envirokids) [email protected]

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Event details

Sat
24
Feb 2024

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Camera!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station.

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us Saturday 24th February from 10:30am at Honiana Te Puni Reserve, Petone Beach to clean the beach and learn about Litter Intelligence! Learn how to set up and run a survey, sort, and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform.

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event.  You can come for the entire event or drop in when you can to do your bit to prevent plastics and other litter from polluting our coastlines.

All equipment will be provided including gloves, sacks, health and safety documents.

Any questions – contact Dan at [email protected]

Event details

Sun
10
Dec 2023

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Camera!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station.

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us 10th December from 9:00am at Taylors Mistake beach for a beach clean-up and Litter Intelligence. Come along to learn how to set up and run a survey, sort, and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform.

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event. The equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and health and safety briefing.

You can come for the entire event or drop in when you can to do your bit to prevent plastics and other litter from polluting our coastlines.

Rough Itinerary: 

09:00am – Event sign in begins

09:15am – General welcome and H&S briefing

09:20am – Litter Intelligence briefing

09:30am – Litter Intelligence survey and wider clean-up begins

10:30am – Clean-up finishes

10:40am – Litter audit begins

11:30am – Celebration at home base with Phoenix drinks!

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

 

Any questions, email [email protected]

Please register your attendance on the form below.

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

 

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.

Event details

Sat
25
Nov 2023

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Camera!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station.

Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution at your local coastline?

Join us 25th November from 9:00am at South New Brighton Yacht Club for a beach clean-up and Litter Intelligence. Come along to learn how to set up and run a survey, sort, and record rubbish in an audit, and add your data to Litter Intelligence, the national database and solutions platform.

All are welcome to this whānau-friendly free event. The equipment will be provided, including gloves, sacks, and health and safety briefing.

You can come for the entire event or drop in when you can to do your bit to prevent plastics and other litter from polluting our coastlines.

Rough Itinerary: 

09:00am – Event sign in begins

09:15am – General welcome and H&S briefing

09:20am – Litter Intelligence briefing

09:30am – Litter Intelligence survey and wider clean-up begins

10:30am – Clean-up finishes

10:40am – Litter audit begins

11:30am – Celebration at home base with Phoenix drinks!

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

Nau mai haere mai, we can’t wait to see you there!

Any questions, email [email protected]

 

Please register your attendance on the form below.

About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.

 

Interested in setting up your own site but can’t make the event? Please complete this form and we’ll reach out.